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July 31st, 2008
Hellgate Out Of Limbo?
by Scorpia

Or rather, Hellgate and Mythos. Gamasutra is reporting that job offers have been appearing online from T3 Entertainment, specifically for these two games.

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July 30th, 2008
Beginning Of The End
by Scorpia

You don’t believe it? I can tell you in one word: Google. The behemoth is looking at in-game advertising, and if it comes off, the future is bleak.

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July 29th, 2008
Blizzcon: Pay Or Pay
by Scorpia

Following on the heels of its successful World Wide Invitational last month, Blizzard will hold its third annual Blizzcon in Anaheim, California on October 10-11. It won’t be cheap.

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July 28th, 2008
Puzzled Out?
by Scorpia

Over at brainygamer, Michael Abbott ponders the decline of the puzzle. Puzzles as they were in the old, traditional adventure games.

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July 26th, 2008
Accessibility & The Casual Gamer
by Scorpia

The other day, I read Gareth’s blog on the matter of accessibility as it relates to the “casual” gamer. He pointed out that veteran gamers have a tremendous advantage, simply by reason of being veterans.

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July 25th, 2008
Freebie A Day
by Scorpia

Over at Gamesradar, they have a massive list: 365 free games for downloading. Yep, that comes to a game a day. Of course, you probably wouldn’t be interested in all of them. But give a look; you may find something of interest (I’ll be going back myself to find something; I really could use a new game to play).

365 Days Of Free Games on gamesradar

July 24th, 2008
Learning From The Old
by Scorpia

Over at Gamebanshee, Tyson McCann has a two-page article up on “What An Old RPG Can Teach Today’s Designers. The RPG is World of Xeen, best of the early Might & Magic games.

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July 23rd, 2008
Is It Over Yet?
by Scorpia

Over at gamesetwatch, Duncan Fyfe has an opinion piece on how games don’t telegraph their finales. According to him, players have a hard time figuring out when a game is going to end.

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